FREMONT (CBS SF/BCN) — Four juvenile suspects were in custody early Wednesday following a stolen vehicle pursuit and foot chase that included an exchange of gunfire with Fremont police.
The incident began around 4:45 p.m. when an officer who spotted the stolen vehicle near Cushing Parkway and Auto Mall Parkway.READ MORE: Elderly Asian Woman Stabbing Attack Triggers Blame Game Between San Francisco DA, Police Officers Assn
The officer waited for other units to arrive before attempting an enforcement stop, but the driver fled northbound on Cushing Parkway and turned west on Stevenson Boulevard.
The vehicle stopped when it came to the dead-end of Stevenson Boulevard and several suspects fled on foot, with one firing “several rounds” at pursuing officers, who returned fire at the shooter.
Fortunately, no officers were injured during the exchange of gunfire.READ MORE: Snakes by the Planes: Endangered San Francisco Species Found Thriving in Wetlands at SFO
A perimeter was established around the area by a SWAT unit and two juvenile suspects were initially taken into custody. Two other suspects were found following an intensive search.
Police said a K9 unit was used to apprehend one suspect who refusing to comply with directions from officers. The suspect was then hospitalized.
A firearm was recovered within the perimeter, police said.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: PG&E Avoids Rotating Outages Thursday Night as Bay Area Cooks in Record Heat Wave
The scene is near the border with Newark and the Newark, Union City, Milpitas and East Bay Regional Park District police also assisted, along with the California Highway Patrol.